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Old 09-05-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
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How to install slackware on a remote linux server.

Hi everyone.
Iam new here and to linux.
I have installed it a few times and used it on my servers.

Now I have a server with a damn CentOS 3 and want to change it to Slackware.
The only problem is that I dont have pysical access to the server, only SSH.

My question is how I easiest and best way install Slackware to it (i want to delete all old data on it also, but I can do that later if thats easier).

I think I have to creat a new partion and than?
I have no clue... Do you know if there are any guide on Internet for that?
I need all help I can get...

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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

And I'm afraid that this won't work, unless your hoster also gives you
at least shell-access via a serial console or networked KVM.

If repartitioning on the fly was possible for centos you could conceivably
slap a pre-installed slack-setup into the free space, modify the boot
loader within centos to see the slack-partition as well, and then reboot
(with a little luck that will work) into it. Do they have someone there on
site who can do manual stuff if required?



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